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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
“Can I scream….” for more hops? You sure can. Two row American barley jammed packed with as much Apollo, Newport, Simcoe, Topaz, and Citra hops we could get our hands on, The Shape of Hops to Come is an 8.5% ABV American-styled imperial IPA that’s got a ton of bitterness, along with juicy, dank resiny pine-like, and citrus forward hop character that is worthy of it’s name. Dry hopped for two weeks this hop bomb has as much hop power we can muster!

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acearl (510) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2016
Orange gold pour with creamy off white head, good lacing, pine and resin smell, heavy body, somewhat syrupy, some tangerine, spicey backend bitterness attached to the carbonation, some caramel malt, definitely a heavy one, % follows through but very good

3.7
reberiii (498) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Not entirely what I expected. Of note, the pour wasn’t completely chilled as I expect, especially for an IPA. Essentially I started at the 15 minute warming temp. Regardless, the beer is jammed full of hops, starts out juicy, and goes to heavy pine, soap, and bitter finish. I think I’ll rate this now, but hope to rate it again if I can get my hands on a fresh can.

2.8
ClarkVV (6821) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Draught at the brewery, 6/11/16.
Bright, canteloupe-orange with a good deal of haziness and a small, off-white head that shows moderate retention.
Melon, oranges, juicy mango and a big slap of pine on the end, show a nose that seems quite confused. If they wanted to jam it full of hops and have all of these lush and dank aromatics, why also pull so much resin/pine/grapefruit out of it?? It really dominates and brings the beer down. Add to that some crystal-like malts adding iced tea and light sourdough and a dose of alcohol....
Initially juicy and promising but then it just fades to pine resin. Very bitter, way too much so, with grapefruit, alcohol, caramel, bread and sour pineapple notes lingering. Carbonation is tight and the texture, while lightly crystal-malt prone at times (hard) is lightly malty, as well.

2.3
njdrinker (29) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Way to cloudy giving us all the bad flavors of the hops used. Not to mention way to much caramel that is interfering with the hop flavor. Tastes like a normal old school philly IPA with over extracted hop flavor. Yet another fail from NCBC

4.3
Getbetter (1033) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - DEC 9, 2015
From a can . The pour is a orange gold with a white head. A lot of hop flavor with grapefruit , kiwi, tangerine, mango, piney. A great beer with a nod to a band I also really like to thebpoint where I pulled out my copy of The Shape of Punk to Come and listened to it while sipping on this beer.

4.1
egajdzis (6669) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2015
Golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, citrus, tropical fruits, lighter malts. Taste of tropical fruits, pine, citrus, resiny, grapefruit dry finish.

4
keepersj12 (3133) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2015
This is a really good beer. My favorite from this Brewer to date. Lots of pine and citrus with a nice sweet start. The bitterness comes on strong towards the end. Nice lasting dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
Vestergaard (2089) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2015
Shared from can in the line for Blåbær Release 2015. Pours a clear golden with a small, white head. Aroma has hops, mango, sweet maltyness, pineapple, resin, grass, pretty bitter it seems. Taste is very bitter, extremely fresh, grassy, piny and with a nice balancing, subtle sweetness. High carbonation and a crisp body.

3.7
Beerdedone (3432) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Draft at brewery. Pours a burnt orange with a medium sized creamy white head that left spotty lacing. Aroma of pine, citrus, caramel and grapefruit. Flavor was nice and bitter with piney resin, orange peel, caramel, citrus, grapefruit and grass.

3
nothingbutIPAs (59) - Hillsborough, USA - OCT 22, 2015
Beer pours a nice orange color and has a nice aroma. Initial taste is slightly hoppy, but the aftertaste is too strong in alcohol.


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